FMC Corporation Acquires Herbicide from Kumiai and Ihara

Jun 15, 2010, 16:15 ET from FMC Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today it has acquired the herbicide fluthiacet-methyl from Kumiai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., and Ihara Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., both of Tokyo.  FMC has been distributing fluthiacet-methyl in the United States under the brand name Cadet® herbicide and will now develop the herbicide globally.  Fluthiacet-methyl is a broad-spectrum herbicide currently registered for early postemergence use on corn, soybeans and cotton in the United States.  It is effective on many tough-to-control broadleaf weeds that have developed resistance to glyphosate.

"FMC is very excited about the acquisition of fluthiacet-methyl and our ability to develop it further in other crops and in other product concepts around the world," said Milton Steele, vice president and general manager, FMC Agricultural Products Group.

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products.  The company employs approximately 4,800 people throughout the world.  The company operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.

SOURCE FMC Corporation